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Nestmate Recognition in Ants
Pheromone Communication in Social Insects
This book discusses Nestmate Recognition in Social Insects, Releaser Pheromones in Termites, and the Role of Releasers and Primers in Mass Action in Honey Bees. Expand
Direct Behavioral Evidence for Hydrocarbons as Ant Recognition Discriminators
The escape response versus the quiescent response of the American cockroach: behavioural choice mediated by physiological state. Expand
Chemical mimicry in a parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae) of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Gas Chromatographic profiles of hexane soaks of various stages of the parasite and host suggest that during development within the ant colony the parasite acquires the colony odor of the host through a passive mechanism, based on simple contact and other social interactions. Expand
Phenology, distribution, and host specificity of Solenopsis invicta virus-1.
Analysis of phenology, geographic distribution, and host specificity of the Solenopsis invicta virus-1 indicated significant divergence between viruses collected from Argentina and the U.S, with the exception of New Mexico. Expand
Phenotypic impacts of PBAN RNA interference in an ant, Solenopsis invicta, and a moth, Helicoverpa zea.
A variety of phenotypic effects observed after RNAi silencing of the PBAN gene is illustrated and the possibility of novel biologically-based insect pest control methods is suggested. Expand
Queen regulates biogenic amine level and nestmate recognition in workers of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
This is the first demonstration of a link between the presence of the colony queen, a worker biogenic amine, and conspecific nestmate recognition, a powerful expression of colony cohesion and territoriality. Expand
Queen primer pheromone affects conspecific fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggression
It is proposed that the powerful effect of fire ant queens on conspecific nestmates recognition is caused by a queen-produced recognition primer pheromone that increases the sensitivity of workers to subtle quantitative differences in nestmate recognition cues. Expand
Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior
It is shown that treatments with controlled doses of the biogenic amine neuromodulator octopamine selectively increased the reporting of resource value in dances by forager bees. Expand